Alaska Bristol Bay will have digitized salmon monitoring for 2nd year Cordova Times - April 28, 2021 A second year of digitized quality monitoring is coming to the Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fishery, measuring everything from the fat content to the temperature of the fish delivered to tenders. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/04/28/bristol-bay-will-have-digitized-salmon-monitoring-for-2nd-year/ ASMI Seeks $20M in American Rescue Plan Act Relief to Boost Alaska Seafood Sector Fishermen's News - April 28, 2021 The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is still awaiting word from Gov. Mike Dunleavy on a request for $20 million of the state’s American Rescue Plan Act relief money to help mitigate economic damage to the state’s seafood sector due to the global pandemic. http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2021/04/asmi-seeks-20m-in-american-rescue-plan.html Press Releases Press Release: Alaska Delegation Encourages Department of Homeland Security to Help Keep Alaska Seafood Industry Running April 22, 2021 U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young issued the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the department is making available 22,000 temporary, non-agriculture worker visas through the H-2B visa program: https://www.murkowski.senate.gov/press/release/alaska-delegation-encourages-department-of-homeland-security-to-help-keep-alaska-seafood-industry-running Federal Register Fisheries off West Coast States; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Amendment 20 to the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/29/2021 NMFS announces the approval of Amendment 20 to the Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Amendment 20 modifies the preseason schedule for implementing annual management measures and moves the southern boundary of the Klamath Management Zone (KMZ) 5 nautical miles (nmi) (9.3 km) north of its current location. In addition, Amendment 20 updates out-of-date language in the FMP. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/29/2021-08815/fisheries-off-west-coast-states-west-coast-salmon-fisheries-amendment-20-to-the-pacific-coast-salmon North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/29/2021 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Crab Plan Team will meet May 17, 2021 through May 20, 2021. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/29/2021-08994/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/29/2021 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Fishery Monitoring Advisory Committee (FMAC) will meet from May 17, 2021, through May 18, 2021. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/29/2021-08996/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting FYI’s Maritime Startups Innovate for Ocean Health Port of Seattle by Drawhorn, Omie - April 20, 2021 Maritime Blue, a statewide organization of maritime stakeholders, the state Department of Commerce, and the Port of Seattle, has launched its second group of Maritime Innovation Accelerator start-up companies. The goal of the program is to spur new technology and investment in one of Washington’s most enduring and important industry sectors — maritime accounts for over $37 billion in economic impact annually, including some 69,500 jobs. https://www.portseattle.org/blog/maritime-startups-innovate-ocean-health
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